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Let's Sew Link Up ...

Let's Sew Link Up ...

Oops, I am a few days behind on January's Let S.E.W. Link up.....

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My Christmas decorations are still up....no judging, right? πŸ˜‚

And my new sewing room still isn't organized.....yikes....

But........

I've made a promise to myself (not a New Years resolution, πŸ˜‰)

This year I am going to use my time wisely

and

finish all those quilt tops that are in a pile in my bedroom. It is sad but true, I am easily distracted by the next fun project, pattern, material....

Which means lots of quilt tops are made but sadly less actual quilts, but no more.....

I am off to a good start too....if you don't take into consideration that the first project I completed in 2017, I started in 2017, while quilt tops from as far back as 2013 (maybe even 2012😳) sit unfinished. In my defence I was asked to be a part of a book review,

I Love PreCut Quilts, for CT Publishing , so I had to get that doneβœ…

(blog hop runs at the end of the month and I will be giving away a free copy of the book...so don't for get to come back!!)

(I used a fun Moda print for my precut project)

I also managed to get my Wiggle Me Colourful Quilt, quilted today. I still have to bind it and I think I will be adding some hand quilting to this one...I've never done that before, so wish me luck.

I'm not going to say I made a mistake, but I set the digital E2E at 14" without really considering the size the hearts would be....lol....and my closed hand almost fits inside the heart....so just to make sure I don't have any issues I'm going to add some hand stitching. (it's not a mistake, because I love this idea...so it was just meant to be....)

I especially think the hand stitching will add so much visual interest to the back!!

Oh, I am going to use you all to keep me true to my promise, if you don't mind?

I did a complete count of the finished quilt tops...23 including the Wiggle Me Colourful above...

So right now I am at 1/23 done. My promise, besides using my time wisely, is to load a quilt on at least 2 Mondays a month for the year. If I do that I should have them all quilted by the end of this year. Isn't that just crazy...that I have enough quilt tops just sitting it could take a year to quilt them all....bad on me.....and that I will probably (and you know I will) keep making more this year, lol .......so it's an ongoing battle to start and finish every quilt top and not have a pile......

may never happen

Ok, enough about my issues.....

Let's get on with the link up

Reminder....the Let's S.E.W.  is being combined right now with the BigQuiltBee

You can read all about the bee by clicking on the page tab above.

Each month Rita from Fabric Please is generously donating a $25 gift certificate to be awarded randomly to one of you who link up your bee blocks.

With Christmas and the fact that I did start my link ups early, there were no bee blocks linked up in December, so January's link up will now be for (2) $25 GC!!!!

So get sewing and link up your blocks....spread the word 

An InLinkz Link-up

And The Winners Are.......

Brenda and Jannette are the winners of the two $25 Gift Certificates from

Fabric Please!! Thanks Rita!!

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